Inspire and Empower Your Life with 75 Positive Affirmations
by Aysel Gunar
Bite-sized pieces of advice for life and meditations or mantras to focus on are the heart of this little tome.
Perfect for those who want to make improvements in themselves, but don’t know where to start or have the time or inclination to pour through volumes of self-help books.
The illustrations are like miniature versions of motivational posters.
I received an electronic copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Expert techniques and simple step-by-step projects for creating dynamic landscapes in the open air with acrylic
by Mark Mehaffey
This guidebook takes you from the basics of supplies needed to the unique challenges of painting on location such as slowing the drying time of your paints for blending and acrylics vs. oil paints.
It is a painting course with step by step projects with a focus on finding your own voice or style.
i received an electronic copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3/5 stars
How to be Happy and Healthy in Your Daily Life
Maya Thoresen (Publisher), Sarah DaMetz (Narrator)
Hygge seems to be a concept similar in some ways to the recent interests in minimalism and mindfulness. It is defined as a “quality of coziness” and is focused on your own comfort and joy.
This book discusses hygge with regards to your home, decor, pets, children, work, relationships, and finances.
I find the notion of “Swedish Death Cleaning” to be intriguing, although I find it less morbid to pretend I am moving rather than dying.
The narration is quite soothing and fits in well with the material.
I received this book through Audiobook Boom in exchange for an honest review. 2.5/5 stars.